The Rock Talks Shazam, How His Black Adam Character Will Be Portrayed And Connect With The DC Universe, See The Magazine Cover (Photo)

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Former WWE Superstar and movie star The Rock is on the cover of this month’s issue of Total Film Magazine, and part of the interview (via GamesRadar) featured The Rock discussing his upcoming role as comic book character “Black Adam” in Warner Bros’ new film based on Shazam.

“I think Black Adam is going to grow into becoming an anti-hero. It’s all written within the spirit of respecting and paying homage to the comics. As we know, Black Adam started out as a slave. When he’s given the powers, he utilised them. Then in the wake of his powers, tragedy strikes, which turns his sentiment and tone in terms of psychology.”

The Rock’s comments seem to imply Adam will be portrayed as a tragic villain, but he could be used in different roles in future DC films. Regarding how Shazam will be connected to the rest of the DC Universe, Rock said, 

“It was all agreed that the worlds are all interconnected” he reaffirms. “One day you will see Black Adam go at it with Superman or Batman or any of the DC characters. But that said, there’s a great independence to Black Adam from the DC world, allowing us to inject, not only viciousness, but also winking humour.”